Walberg Votes to Support Great Lakes Jobs, Infrastructure, and Restoration

Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) today voted for the Water Resources Development Act, bipartisan legislation to address the needs of our ports, harbors, and other waterway infrastructure critical to Michigan jobs and our state’s economic competitiveness. The bipartisan bill, which passed the House by a 399-25 vote, also included provisions to reauthorize the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, dedicate resources to the Great Lakes Navigation System, and provide support for the people of Flint

Water Quality Around Former Oscoda Air Force Base of “Great Concern”, Congressman Dan Kildee...

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today reiterated his “great concern” over the safety of drinking water in Oscoda after recent positive test results for perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), a contaminant that may pose a significant health risk to humans, in the groundwater near Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Visiting Oscoda today to meet with local officials, Congressman Kildee called on both the state of Michigan and the Air Force, to provide clean drinking water for residents until the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency releases new provisional health advisory (PHA) levels, additional testing is completed and the water is deemed safe

Upton, Committee Begin Work to Update Pipeline Safety Law

Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, yesterday joined his colleagues on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power in unanimously approving a Discussion Draft of the Pipeline Safety Act of 2016. The Discussion Draft contains spending authorizations for the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and targeted mandates to increase transparency and accountability, complete overdue regulations, and improve safety.

Upton Statement on EPA WOTUS Court Ruling

Congressman Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement after the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued a nationwide stay to block the Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) enforcement of its final Waters of the United State (WOTUS) rule

Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on Flint Water Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after the Technical Advisory Committee met and recommended that the city of Flint reconnect to the Detroit water system:

Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on New Study Finding Elevated Lead Levels in Flint...

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after a new study by medical professionals found that more infants and children are being found with elevated levels of lead in their blood since the city of Flint switched its water source

Congressman Dan Kildee Calls For Additional “Independent and Scientific” Testing to Ensure Safety of...

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today, as part of his continued efforts to get answers regarding recent lead levels recorded in the city of Flint’s water system, met with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Lansing

Huizenga Fights to Protect Michigan’s Clean Energy Investment in Ludington from the EPA

The House passed H.R. 2042, the Ratepayer Protection Act, which included a bipartisan amendmentfrom Congressman Huizenga (MI-02) and Congressman Kildee (MI-05) encouraging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to include the benefits of clean energy storage in their emissions calculation under the Clean Power Plan.

Rep. Conyers Calls For Moratorium On Property Tax Foreclosures In Wayne County

Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (MI-13) released the following statement urging a moratorium on property tax foreclosures and improved access to services for Detroiters facing today’s deadline:

Walberg Pushes Back Against EPA Power Grab

Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) voted today for the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, a bipartisan bill that stops the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) harmful Waters of the United States (WOTUS) proposed rule that would give the federal government authority to regulate nearly all bodies of water in the United States

Congressman Dan Kildee: Funding for Highway Trust Fund Critical to Repairing Nation’s Crumbling Roads...

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) today spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representativesurging House Republican leadership to immediately bring up a Highway and Transit Trust Fund bill to fund critical infrastructure construction projects before it expires at the end of the month.

Congressman Dan Kildee Advocates for Federal Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvement Projects for Flint,...

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), in a continued effort to invest in and improve local water infrastructure and delivery systems, has written to the Appropriations Committee requesting that they support adequate funding for the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund and the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund, these two critical federal programs could help to improve the city of Flint’s aging water system.

Conyers and Kilpatrick Demand Lenders Extend Housing Foreclosure Moratorium to Michigan; No More Foreclosures...

Washington, DC - October 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (MI-14) and Congresswoman Carolyn C. Kilpatrick (MI-13) called on lenders to extend their foreclosure moratorium to Michigan and other states and to cease administering foreclosures until the problem of fraudulent paperwork is resolved.

Schauer Announces Support for Bill to Streamline Taxes for Small Business Owners

Washington, DC - June 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Mark Schauer (D-MI) announced his support of the Home Office Deduction Simplification Act, a bill to streamline taxes for small business owners who utilize a home office. This legislation would help Michigan’s 648,426 self-employed business owners save an additional $1,500 on their taxes next year and significantly minimize the paperwork and time spent on tax preparation. It would also require that the amount of the standard deduction be indexed for inflation.

Dingell Works To Bring New, Green Construction Jobs to Michigan

Washington, DC - May 7, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman John D. Dingell (D-MI15) voted to boost the American clean energy economy, reducing our dependence on oil from hostile nations, and saving American families $9 billion over 10 years. The Home Star Jobs Bill would provide rebates to homeowners who install energy-saving products and reduce energy use in their homes. Home Star is expected to allow 3 million families to retrofit their homes to be more energy efficient


New shorelands program helps waterfront homeowners improve shorelines, inland lakes

The Michigan Natural Shoreline Partnership recently launched a program to help lakefront homeowners understand best practices to protect their shoreland and inland lakes. The Michigan Shoreland Stewards Program will recognize inland lake property owners who are using healthy property management practices to protect their inland lake and offer tips to improve the shoreline further.


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